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by whitey
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Does not Make It
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Power Wagon Does not Make It

Their opinion is no better than any other off road novice. A few foot of one trail shouldn't be the deciding factor of any rig. Yes one of the power wagon's weaknesses is it's lack of floatation. In this case you are right that they had different drivers, driving differently with different tires. In...
by whitey
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Can the steering be made right?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Can the steering be made right?

I am totally on the same page as RustyPW. I would add that I've had about 7-8 steering boxes and each box was different from the others. Meaning each one had a different amount of play and smoothness. With that in mind the hydro assist really helps cover up the weakness of the steering boxes. I pret...
by whitey
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Header bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Header bolts

I've had stage 8 fasteners on my headers for quite a few years with no problems.
by whitey
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Braces
Replies: 31
Views: 654

Re: Steering Braces

I was snapping sector shafts off my 06 power wagon's steering box after putting on 37"s. The 06' originally had the smaller steering box but I think rock crawling with our heavy trucks and lockers engaged is a risk to the larger box too. I have hydro assist, a steering brace attached to the drivers ...
by whitey
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie

I wouldn't have an opinion if I hadn't gone car crushing a few times with the power wagon but the cabs on fords always seems to cave in much quicker than other makes. Drive onto a ford and the tires sink straight to the bottom of the trunk or floor boards. Do the same with a chevy and there will sti...
by whitey
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie

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Sounds like this recently happened on Dutch John trail. The skin on fords really don't seem to handle much.
by whitey
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie

Sounds like he's giving up on the truck. Who knows though it may depend on how insurance sees it. He doesn't think he's got the money to keep it.
by whitey
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie

Dammit! It is him!!!!!
This was me spotting him up Dickey Bell trail years ago! At least the beginning is me spotting him.
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by whitey
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie

Ram4rocks has a black power wagon and I don't think he has as many mods on his power wagon as this one?
by whitey
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie

https://nc4x4.com/forum/threads/uwharri ... lp.182569/

This is the thread from North Carolina's local offroad community. And yes it was a power wagon but I don't know details of it's specs yet. I'm really curious! And I'm amazed I didn't know about this guy!?
by whitey
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

power wagon went onto it's lid at Uwharrie

I can't say much about the details of who this is but I know it isn't me or ram4rocks but I'm pretty sure it's a power wagon. It's on the Daniel trail at Uwharrie national forest after the 2nd ledge going up the main hill. From what I can see he's got a few mods but It wasn't riding like the swaybar...
by whitey
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Torn Bicep Muscle
Replies: 71
Views: 1497

Re: Torn Bicep Muscle

For what it's worth, I tore mine 2 years ago. I luckily had one of the best surgeons for that operation in the US. It is now stronger than it originally was. keeping on a strict work out routine helped more than anything else. If you don't work out I think you'll find it won't get back to normal but...
by whitey
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Clunking in steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Clunking in steering wheel

I have replaced every part of steering multiple times from Bergeson shaft to the knuckles. I have an 06. I've had roughly 6 steering boxes with the latest being the larger box, 4 hydrolic rams, 6 tie rod kits and 4-5 pumps. I've only had the original steering shaft and the borgeson. I have the clunk...
by whitey
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Anyone care to guess?
Replies: 56
Views: 2261

Re: Anyone care to guess?

Very nice! That should work way better than original! And as always I am amazed at how clean your trucks are underneath!
by whitey
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What to do when you break your drive shaft?
Replies: 30
Views: 1682

Re: What to do when you break your drive shaft?

I prefer to be proactive. My first issue and most troublesome has been steering. I starting snapping sector shafts off of my steering box when I went up to 35"s. The 2006 pw's came with the smaller steering box which had smaller sector shaft. And I was wrestling the steering often on the trails full...
by whitey
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Raptor vs. Power Wagon vs. ZR2
Replies: 43
Views: 1608

Re: Raptor vs. Power Wagon vs. ZR2

Just looked at pics of the ZR2 set up. rear driveshaft looks short....Jeep TJ short. Not sure if its the pics? Looks like it would be a chore to lift it but it appears as though chevy did much better than Ford. When I've gotten under raptors I've been freaked out about vulnerable brake lines and num...
by whitey
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Raptor vs. Power Wagon vs. ZR2
Replies: 43
Views: 1608

Re: Raptor vs. Power Wagon vs. ZR2

I enjoyed the video. I might have to go look at the ZR2 and take it for a test drive. Take one to 4wheelparts and put it on the RTI ramp. And I wonder if chevy took the time to tuck all the undercarriage soft parts unlike Ford. I also followed the Raptor thread and read pretty much the whole thread....
by whitey
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Well, I had to bite the bullet.............
Replies: 30
Views: 1048

Re: Well, I had to bite the bullet.............

I have most of my exhaust parts off of my 06 power wagon. Not the cats but I think I have everything else. Let me know if you want anything. Just pay shipping from North Carolina to you. I am positive I have the exhaust manifolds and muffler that was on for a few days.
by whitey
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Funny steering feeling
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Funny steering feeling

good idea to check ball joints and unit bearings too. jack up front axle a few inches, grab a buddy with 6ft pry bar and have him pry up on the tires cycling tension on one tire at a time. any undesirable movement pretty much tells you to replace parts. Sometimes you have to watch closely to see if ...
by whitey
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Why has AEV turned to such shit?
Replies: 135
Views: 4028

Re: Why has AEV turned to such shit?

I'll be honest that I haven't read all of your comments But I've got to say this about the whole AEV situation. I've had my power wagon for almost 12 years and I always upgrade to more functional parts and I have always wheeled it from about day 6. Every upgrade has offroad in mind. When I first hea...
by whitey
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: So everyone knows how well a bull bar is fastened.....
Replies: 43
Views: 1298

Re: So everyone knows how well a bull bar is fastened.....

periodically I do go night wheeling and it's on rocks on the east coast. Before I had 2, 20" trailmaster light bars I always seemed to say where did that big ass rock or rut come from. Now I see more like daytime. I like my LED's. They are good work lights and good on some country roads here. I do u...
by whitey
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What's your upgrade?
Replies: 38
Views: 1346

Re: What's your upgrade?

Ahhhh! A local Power Wagon! I'm in Durham. I Just want to back up the conversation a little. You first talked about steering and Uwharrie. The truck will do really well at Uwharrie (aka URE) except for Daniel trail. Dickey Bell trail has a spot that will take some learning and spotting. I'm going to...
by whitey
Fri May 26, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Video Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 42071

Re: Power Wagon Video Thread

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Highlight reel of mine.

Very Nice! I'm going to Moab next month but we're renting a Jeep. I'll be without the PW. It looks like your doing quite a bit with stock height and high clearance bumper. Any problems with the rear?
by whitey
Mon May 08, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: moving front axle forward 1.5" on a four link truck????????
Replies: 32
Views: 1387

Re: moving front axle forward 1.5" on a four link truck?????

I would talk with Chase at East Coast Gear Supply in raleigh. They can set up pretty much anything you want. They specialize in axles but can do some pretty crazy things. I thought about radius arms for a while too but didn't want to lose the way my truck flexes. My front axle can only go 0.5" forwa...
by whitey
Mon May 08, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Video Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 42071

Re: Power Wagon Video Thread

It's doing good. If you're referring to the bushing issue I was having, BDS got the torque dialed in and all is good. I was blowing through a set of bushings about every 2-3 months or 4 days of offroading, which ever came first. Now I'm at about once per year so now I change bushings in winter with ...